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Expert on Dutch settlements to speak

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Russell Shorto, uthor of 2004’s “The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America,” will be at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library Monday night at 7 p.m. to speak before the annual meeting of the Albany branch of the Holland Society of New York.
 

New comic artists push limits under strict Egyptian rule

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
A new feminist comic book, the Jewelry Box, has emerged in Egypt, the latest addition in a blossoming scene of alternative comics, as artists seek freer outlets of expression in a country where independent voices are finding it harder to speak.
 
Queen of crime writing PD James dies aged 94

Queen of crime writing PD James dies aged 94

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.

 
Holzer to discuss book, role of New York in Civil War

Holzer to discuss book, role of New York in Civil War

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Most Civil War buffs are familiar with the Civil War correspondence of Abe Lincoln and Horace Greeley, but what about the somewhat contentious exchanges between Erastus Corning I and the nation’s 16th president?
 
Schenectady native to speak, sign her book on Steinmetz

Schenectady native to speak, sign her book on Steinmetz

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
When Elizabeth Rosner decided to set her third novel in her hometown of Schenectady, she had no idea what a fascinating personality she was going to be working with.
 
New book offers 'Game of Thrones' back story
NEW YORK

New book offers 'Game of Thrones' back story

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
Martin's new book, released this week, is "The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones," 300 pages of back story and original artwork by the some of the world's top fantasy illustrators.
 
Author: GE skillfully combined staff’s technical, business expertise

Author: GE skillfully combined staff’s technical, business expertise

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
If Julia Kirk Blackwelder learned anything in her 10 years of research for her new book, “Electric City: General Electric in Schenectady,” it’s that great scientists don’t necessarily make great businessmen.
 
Patrick Modiano of France wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature

Patrick Modiano of France wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Patrick Modiano of France wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Reads picks ‘Round House’

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
“The Round House” by Louise Erdrich has been selected by public vote as this year’s book of choice for Saratoga Reads, a community-wide reading program.
 
Gillibrand memoir highlights career challenges for women
ALBANY

Gillibrand memoir highlights career challenges for women

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
When women’s magazines recently previewed her new book “Off the Sidelines,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was not surprised the focus was on inappropriate remarks made by male congressional colleagues regarding her weight around the time she gave birth to her second child in 2008.
 
Gloversville native Persico’s work, friendship recalled
GUILDERLAND

Gloversville native Persico’s work, friendship recalled

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014
A Gloversville native who split time between homes in Guilderland and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, author Joseph Persico died Saturday at the age of 84.
 
PR exec Ed Lewi details his 'wild ride'
CLIFTON PARK

PR exec Ed Lewi details his 'wild ride'

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
“A Wild Ride — Bears, Babes, and Marketing to the Max” chronicles some of the stories Ed Lewi has been telling for years.
 
Filmmaker Kennedy to discuss upstate NY’s Anti-Rent War

Filmmaker Kennedy to discuss upstate NY’s Anti-Rent War

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
When James Fenimore Cooper and Herman Melville wrote about upstate New York’s Anti-Rent War of the 1840s, they both failed to produce a success. Bruce Kennedy is hoping he has better luck.
 
Hillary Clinton brings book tour to Saratoga Springs
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Hillary Clinton brings book tour to Saratoga Springs

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Hillary Clinton signed copies of her memoir, “Hard Choices,” on the second floor of the Northshire Bookstore on Tuesday.
 
Archie's death latest comic book to inject reality

Archie's death latest comic book to inject reality

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
For most of Archie Andrew's life, the red-headed comic book icon's biggest quandary was whether he liked Veronica or Betty.
 
 

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